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James E. Hacker, Mediator & Arbitrator, Troy, New York.

James E. Hacker

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy
28 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518) 274 5820
Fax: (518) 274-5875
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Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced: 2002
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 700
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 50
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Managing  partner James E. Hacker has practiced in civil litigation for 35 years.  He has served as a mediator or arbitrator in more than 750 cases.  These cases range from medical malpractice to complex commercial and employment disputes. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International College of Trial Lawyers and has extensive trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Albany Law School and also sits on the Board of Trustees for Hamilton College. 

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York - J.D. - 1984
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, B.A. - 1981 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Albany County Bar Association Board, Past  President
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Academy, Regional Vice President
  • Albany Law School, Board of Trustees, Chairman
  • Hamilton College, Board of Trustees
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Former President

Rates Information

James E. Hacker, Esq.

2023 Arbitration/Mediation Rate Schedule

Effective January 1, 2023, rates for services will be:

Mediations:  $525.00 per hour

Arbitrations: $575.00 per hour

PLUS Mediation/Arbitration Administrative Fee : $100.00  


USDC/NDNY Mediations

Federal Mediations scheduled twice per month only

$300.00 for the first two (2) hours, $325.00 per hour for anytime thereafter. 

Preparation/Review: $150.00 per hour, up to two hours.

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